User talk:Aaleksanyants

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Speedy deletion of Free-to-try[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Free-to-try, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia per CSD g11.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as an appropriate article, and if you can indicate why the subject of this article is appropriate, you may contest the tagging. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the article and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm its subject's notability under the guidelines.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag) and leave a note on the page's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. Seraphim Whipp 13:25, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Hortus musicus[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. We appreciate your contributions to the Hortus musicus article, but for legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted.

You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words.

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You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question here. You can also leave a message on my talk page. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 12:27, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Hortus Musicus (copied message from here[edit]

Well, the page [1] doesn't contain a copyright notice or any other restriction on use; however, it doesn't mean that it isn't protected by copyright. All Wikipedia text is under the GFDL license; unless a) you own copyright to the material, b) it is in public domain (which is not the case), or c) the copyright holder has agreed to license it under GFDL or a compatible license, or into public domain, you are in no position to submit it to Wikipedia under that license. You may try contacting the authors, or writing the new article from the scratch, using your own words. (Just modifying some of the sentences from the original article is not enough.) See the Wikipedia copyright policy for more details. Regards, Mike Rosoft (talk) 16:26, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

  • To clarify, that Wikipedia text is under the GFDL license is a policy; a permission that only extends to Wikipedia or prohibits commercial use (let alone a tacit agreement not to ask for removal of the content from Wikipedia) is not sufficient. From what I have gathered from your message, the section "Earlier recordings" hasn't been taken from the website, so I am reproducing it here:

Earlier Recordings[edit]

1. Melodiya C 10-07935/07936 [LP]
Francesco Landino - Ballate, madrigali, caccia
Performers: Hortus Musicus [3 male and 3 female singers & 7 instrumentalists] - Andres Mustonen, dir.
Recording site and date: Tallinn Studio [1976]

2. Melodiya C 10-15083/15084 & C 10-15085/15086 [LPx2]
France and Italy - Secular music of the 12th - 14th Century
Performers: Hortus Musicus [Tiit Tralla & 3 singers (voices), 9 instrumentalists (rebec fiddle, viola da gamba, crumhorn, beak, transverse flutes, bagpipe, spinet, positive, pommer, zink, trombone, plucked and percussion instruments, etc.)] - Andres Mustonen, dir.
Recording site and date: Tallinn Studio [1979]

Regards, Mike Rosoft (talk) 16:37, 22 November 2007 (UTC)


Indeed you can copy a list of members of the ensemble into a Wikipedia article. The rule is: facts themselves can't be protected by copyright; the expression of facts (e.g. an article already published elsewhere) can be. Quoting a small amount of text from an unfree copyrighted work, when needed in an encyclopedia article, is covered by the fair use provision of copyright law (or its equivalent in other countries' laws); see the fair use policies for more details.

There's a page you can use to contact the administrators of the website ([2]); presumedly, they know who wrote the text and is in possition to release it under a free license. However, I believe it's no longer necessary because you have written a new article from the scratch (I have reviewed it and believe it is acceptable, though it may need cleanup). And why did I copy your text into your talk page, not directly into an article? Because a list of recordings is not sufficient for an article; in fact, an article with no more content could be speedily deleted.

Yes, I am one of over a thousand administrators of Wikipedia. There's a process of requests of adminship; in short, I have been nominated by another user (one can also nominate oneself), received a sufficient support from the community, and so I was made an admin. An administrator can delete articles, protect them from editing, block users, and undo these actions (as long as this is done in accordance with the policies and guidelines). Even when I was nominated, I said that I am not much of an original contributor (I am not particularly capable as a writer), but rather that I undo vandalism, correct misspellings etc., and do similar cleanup work (including nomination of articles for deletion). Well, so much for an explanation.

Regards, Mike Rosoft (talk) 13:15, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

  • There's no real division of responsibilities among the admins. Partly, it's because they are not official representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation that runs Wikipedia, but rather volunteers who happen to have earned the trust of the community. An administrator might voluntarily declare that he'll mainly deal with one or another field of maintenance (fighting vandalism, copyright problems, etc.), but imposing a such restriction would have been counter-productive (and due to the size of Wikipedia and limitation of the time administrators have available - again, they are volunteers maintaining Wikipedia in their free time - having one person responsible for a particular area would have been unfeasible).

    The net result is that if an editor makes (perhaps unintentionally) an inappropriate edit, the first administrator who happens to be online and comes across it will respond. And it doesn't even have to be an administrator; anybody can revert vandalism, copyright violations, spam etc. and inform the user responsible of the Wikipedia policies (and, if necessary, ask administrators to intervene). - Mike Rosoft (talk) 14:23, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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Atrium Musicae de Madrid categorization[edit]

In response to the message you left on my talk page, you can thank User:Smooth O for adding categories to Atrium Musicae de Madrid. I have added the Early music groups tag to the other two articles. You might want to take a look at Wikipedia:Categorical index which describes categories and how to add them. Best of luck. Truthanado (talk) 17:59, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Article deletion[edit]

In response to the message you left on my talk page, it looks like you did the move correctly, including adding the redirect page. You might want to ask this question on the Wikipedia:Help desk. Truthanado (talk) 15:24, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

I looked into this as well - the redirects are working fine. There's no real reason to delete the old ones, since they point to the correct ones, so we might as well leave them up. If they cause a problem at some point, I'll jump in and delete them. - Philippe | Talk 04:09, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Windows 1.0 logo is FAKE[edit]

Specifying link to as a source just makes me LOL - looks like Sam Moreau or someone else at Microsoft decided to fix the initial logo missing problem by creating a fake logo which they now represent as an original Windows Logo! Really, history is a subject to change... -- Aaleksanyants (talk) 11:36, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: Windows 1.0 logo discussion[edit]

Hi. I replied in my talk page. I think it is better to keep the conversation in one place in case you needed to call in an RFC or third opinion. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 00:33, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Hello again. If you have trouble logging in to your account in Commons, please read m:Help:Unified login. It helps you. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 09:51, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip, it was really helpful! Aaleksanyants (talk) 11:08, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Windows logo 1995.svg)[edit]

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